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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
spending cuts scheduled to begin in march as well as president obamas state of the union address and what the credit house members did at the three-day retreat this week in leesburg, virginia. this is a little bit about what he had to say in the interview. [video clip]>> i would prefer to see us resolve this before we hit that much one trigger date. i do believe that if we go over it, i hope republicans will come to their senses. >> what is the game plan if we go over the deadline? how much time do you think that congress and the white house has to deal with it before it becomes a economic draft? >> it has already become an economic drag. look at the last quarter economic numbers from last year. you saw a downturn in economic activity. a factor behind that has been the anticipation of the across- the-board cuts. if you are getting a slowdown in cuts, it will get worse once one set march -- 1 deadline hits. you are raising the question about all of the things upon us. march 27 is when the government 's authority to operate neends. republicans have moved to the debt ceiling debate to may 18
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
president obama will deliver the state of the union tomorrow, we will have full coverage of the president and the gop response. you can post your thoughts on our facebook page. on marker rubio giving the response for the republicans, here is the washington times below the fold this morning. here is a " -- that is "the washington times," on senator markhor rubio." let me show you two different takes on the economy here in the papers this morning. "u.s. a today," according to a survey -- two different perspectives on the economy this morning. we are talking about sequestration, march 1 is the deadline for congress and the president to come up with something to avoid sequestration. kevin, an independent scholar, what do you think? democrats want tax increases. caller: i think they should cut the medicaid and medicare. the president has to realize he had senior citizens with fixed income and they depend on medicare and medicaid to help with their medical bills. i agree with the caller from ohio. the economy is tough already. what happens if they did not come into the station on march 1. what
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
journey goes forward. and the state of our union is strong. >> tuesday, president obama deliver as of this year's address live on c-span. with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00, followed by the gop response and your reaction. tuesday night on c-span, c-span radio, and >> first lady helen taft on discussing politics. but i always had the satisfaction knowing almost as much as he about the intricacies of an assiduous in. i think any woman can discuss with the -- with their husband national interest. i became phil yet -- familiar with more than politics. >> helen taft, whose husband, william howard taft, was the only man to serve as president and supreme court justice. one of the women who served as first lady in the new original series "first ladies -- influence and image." their public and private lives, influence on the public. but despite the white house historical sketch which. season one begins president's day, february 18, 9:00 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and >> "washington journal" continues.
Feb 10, 2013 7:00am EST
of the president's state of the union on tuesday. on that front, what will we hear it -- what will we hear from president obama? guest: the president will in a sense, up from where he left off in his inaugural address, not just focusing so much on the social issues that he discussed at great length and with great explicitness, could take that on the economics front, concerning job creation, about selling the issue of sequestration, realizing that that still remains a chief concern. he talked about that on thursday when he spoke to house democrats. he said basically, does this policy makes sense? will everybody involved in getting their fair share and at doing their fair share to advance the nation's economy? picking up on his approach, the balanced approach, he expects to drive that home. republicans had been digging in their heels when it comes to the automatic budget cuts on march the first. he has the bully pulpit on tuesday night. we will see whether or not he tries to put that in congress kos lap. and economic issues, it will dominate. there'll be a discussion on a gun control. he will inv
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
to overhaul immigration regulations with the hope that organizing immigrant workers can increase unions shrinking ranks. the afl-cio president richard trumka and other labor leaders are set to meet with president obama and other members of the administration. the subject of immigration also the focus of a hearing on capitol hill this morning. at 10:15 a.m. eastern time, the house judiciary committee meets for testimony on the issue. you can hear it live on c-span radio or watch it live on c- span3. >> the single thing that calvin coolidge did is when he left office, the budget was lower than when he came in. that is the story for us now. >> how did he do that? >> the economy grew a lot, maybe 3% sometime. unemployment was below 5%. the budget was balanced due to his own parsimony. how did he help the budget to keep going lower and how did that the budget a lot? he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> amity shlaes traces the presidency of calvin coolidge. host: abdul mujeeb khalvatgar is the executive director of the nai media institute in afghanistan. let's begin with yo
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